Old Sturbridge Village Handmade Redware Pottery Inkwell or Quill Pen

$14.95
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Choose: Redware Pottery Inkwell
Bring an inkling of history into your home with this handmade inkwell. Practice what it was like to write in colonial times.  Skilled craftspeople create each piece of redware pottery at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts.

Product Details: 
  • Care: dishwasher safe 
  • Each inkwell is handmade so no two are exactly the same size, shape or color.
  • Dimensions: approx. 2.5" x 2.5" x 2.25"
  • Handmade by Old Sturbridge Village potters

History: The inkwell was a small jar or container made of various materials — such as porcelain, silver, pewter, brass or another metal — which held ink for writers to dip their quills or pens into when scribing a note or letter. The earliest forms of inkwells date back to the times of Ancient Egypt, where wealthy families hired writers called scribes to write their missives for them. These early inkwells were stones with round holes that held the ink.

Additional Product Details

Bring a piece of Old Sturbridge Village into your home by purchasing a piece of Village-made redware.  Drink your cup of coffee in a handmade, one-of-a-kind mug, serve lemonade in a beautifully sculpted pitcher, or provide contrast to a green salad by serving it on a redware platter.  All pottery is microwave, oven and dishwasher safe.

Choose: Redware Pottery Inkwell

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